Krefeld-Uerdingen power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Krefeld-Uerdingen Power Station is a 116-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Krefeld.

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The 116 MW coal plant powers the Krefeld-Uerdingen chemical plant, owned by Bayer and LANXESS.

Proposed expansion

An expansion was proposed by Trianel to have an installed capacity of 750 megawatts with a notional commissioning date of 2012. The April 2008 edition of Power in Europe reported that in March 2007 the Krefeld council steering committee advised "against a coal plant, urging a switch to CCGT". However, it reported that the proposal had "strong backing from 27 municipals who are participating" and that "NRW economy ministry backs coal project too."[1]

The Royal Bank of Scotland has been appointed as financial advisor for the project.[2] The coal power will be used by chemical producers including include Bayer, Lanxess and Tronox.[3]

According to Deutsche Umwelthilfe, the project was abandoned in July 2011 due to local resistance and economic problems. Instead, a combined cycle gas turbine was planned.[4]

Project Details of coal units

  • Sponsor: Currenta GmbH & Co OHG
  • Parent company: Bayer and LANXESS
  • Developer:
  • Location: Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.377382, 6.65873 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 116 MW
  • Start date: 1971
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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